Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’ | Timeline of violence in CHOP

Seattle Police Department published open-source compilation of violent incidents that occurred in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) zone since June 20. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on … Read more Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’ | Timeline of violence in CHOP

Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Pandemics and security”. Global health risks, such as pandemics and epidemics, can become a threat to international peace and security. Striking examples of epidemics turning into global health risks include the epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome, HIV/AIDS and Ebola virus disease. In the case … Read more Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

‘Law and security’ in Hong Kong | Hundreds arrested during protests as new law passed

As Hong Kong marked 23 years since control of the territory was handed from Britain to China, the introduction of Beijing’s new security law saw an outbreak of violence across the city Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on … Read more ‘Law and security’ in Hong Kong | Hundreds arrested during protests as new law passed

How to be anti-racist: it’s more than books, quotes and Blackout Tuesday

In the last month since George Floyd’s death, people across the United States have started to look more critically at how we deal with race and incorporate anti-racism into our everyday lives. But one of the biggest challenges we’re running into is white people getting it wrong. Here’s why that’s happening and how to do … Read more How to be anti-racist: it’s more than books, quotes and Blackout Tuesday

Amsterdam’s red light district reopens but faces new post-lockdown reality

IN THE PAPERS – Thursday, July 2: Britain offers residency and citizenship to millions of Hong Kong residents after Beijing passed a national security law that will curb the island’s freedoms. Also, a special French police unit in charge of fighting crime is facing scrutiny over allegations of racketeering, illegitimate violence and theft. Amsterdam’s sex workers … Read more Amsterdam’s red light district reopens but faces new post-lockdown reality

HKSAR government condemns violence, supports police law enforcement

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has condemned the violent and illegal acts of rioters. It also voiced full support to the police after they arrested around 370 people for illegal assembly, obstruction and possession of weapons. Ten of the arrests were made under the new national security law, which came into effect on … Read more HKSAR government condemns violence, supports police law enforcement

Pelosi: China’s Hong Kong Security Law ‘Signals the Death’ of ‘One Country, Two Systems’

Bipartisan support is being voiced on Capitol Hill, uniting against China’s new law in Hong Kong. The new law, which was imposed in a move seen as Beijing’s boldest step yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. “The purpose of this law is to frighten, … Read more Pelosi: China’s Hong Kong Security Law ‘Signals the Death’ of ‘One Country, Two Systems’

Scores killed as violence spreads in wake of Ethiopian singer’s death

At least 80 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of protest singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a regional police chief said on Wednesday, laying bare splits in the prime minister’s political heartland ahead of next year’s polls. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Scores killed as violence spreads in wake of Ethiopian singer’s death

Hundreds of protesters arrested on first day of Hong Kong national security law

The first day of the controversial national security in Hong Kong was met with protests as hundreds were arrested. The widely-drawn crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces could now carry a life sentence, a move welcomed by the city’s pro-Beijing leader, Carrie Lam. She toasted the legislation imposed by the Chinese … Read more Hundreds of protesters arrested on first day of Hong Kong national security law

The Secret to Seattle’s CHOP Protest Zone? Community Gardens

Seattle police began making arrests Wednesday morning as they moved to enforce Mayor Jenny Durkan’s emergency order to vacate the autonomous zone demonstrators had set up to protest police brutality and racial injustice. “This order, and our police response, comes after weeks of violence in and around the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone,” Police Chief … Read more The Secret to Seattle’s CHOP Protest Zone? Community Gardens

Rising violence in Mexico puts pressure on president

Violence in Mexico has been on the rise for decades, fuelled in part by a flow of illegal firearms from the United States. Much of the blame recently has fallen on Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who was elected on a platform of scaling back violent crime. Many worry the worsening security crisis could … Read more Rising violence in Mexico puts pressure on president

Why Gender-Based Violence is So Prevalent in South Africa (And How To End It)

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa in June lamented the “culture of silence around gender-based violence” in the country after a “surge” in murders of women and children. The country now faces two pandemics, Covid-19 and the violence against women and children that has risen sharply, he said as he announced further easing of lockdown measures … Read more Why Gender-Based Violence is So Prevalent in South Africa (And How To End It)

King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial ‘cruelty’ in Congo

King Philippe of Belgium has, for the first time in the country’s history, expressed what he termed his ‘deepest regrets’ for Belgium’s colonial rule over the Congo. He acknowledged that “acts of violence and cruelty” were committed, and that the wounds are still felt in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. His message … Read more King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial ‘cruelty’ in Congo

On Having “The Talk” with Young Black Children | Oprah + 100 Black Fathers | Oprah Winfrey Network

In this clip, Oprah speaks with Glenn, a father to a Black son, about the difficulty—and the urgency—with which Black parents prepare their children for the realities of racism, white supremacy and police violence. Watch as they unpack the painful moment when the innocence starts to leave a child’s face as they gain awareness of … Read more On Having “The Talk” with Young Black Children | Oprah + 100 Black Fathers | Oprah Winfrey Network

Crews in Seattle Remove Barriers Around CHOP After Two Fatal Shootings

Seattle transportation crews used heavy equipment Tuesday to remove some makeshift barriers around the city’s “occupied” protest zone following two fatal shootings in the area. Demonstrators, however, dragged couches and other items to replace the structures. People have occupied several blocks around a park and the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct for about two weeks … Read more Crews in Seattle Remove Barriers Around CHOP After Two Fatal Shootings